“I originally wanted to go to Hawaii,” Malik Nance, 10, explained when asked about his request to the Make-A-Wish foundation for a street-legal golf cart.
A trip to Hawaii was not possible due to COVID restrictions that were in place for much of 2020. It was also the year Malik spent a great deal of time in the hospital battling leukemia.
He received his last round of chemotherapy and is now in remission.
After some thought, Malik decided he wanted a golf cart so that he and his family could take short trips to the stores and restaurants on Hernando beach.
Customized to his specifications by Good Guys Golf Carts, the rugged four-seater was upgraded with a lift kit, upgraded rims and tires, red LED lighting, and Bluetooth.
Representatives from Make-A-Wish Southern Florida wrote that the organization has “granted nearly 13,000 life-changing wishes since 1983 for children who have critical illnesses. It aims to grant a wish for every medically-eligible child in its territory and understands wishes aren’t just nice, they’re necessary for kids and families at some of the most difficult times in their lives.”
There are many possibilities. “Wish kids most often ‘wish to be’ (something), ‘wish to meet’ (someone), ‘wish to go’ (somewhere), ‘wish to have’ (something), or ‘wish to give’ (to a cause) and the nonprofit organization makes this happen for the child and his/her entire family at no cost or obligation.”